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GIRLS in STEM Bill

Sep 20, 2016

The ‘Getting Involved in Researching, Learning, and Studying of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Act’ (H.R. 2762) was introduced to the 114th Congress by Representative McNerney. I know from personal experience that STEM careers can be personally and professionally rewarding, and we owe it to our young women to make sure they have access to…

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Special ESWN Tour of the California Academy of Sciences

Sep 14, 2016

Join ESWN for an exciting tour of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS), a leading planetarium, aquarium, and natural history museum all in one! Our tour will be personally led by Executive Director Dr. Jon Foley. Jon has been a long-time supporter of ESWN, and hosted a fantastic tour for our group in 2015. He will talk about…

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Scientific Societies Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

Sep 12, 2016

Leaders from scientific societies, government agencies, and academia come together to discuss sexual harassment in the sciences 12 September 2016 Joint Release WASHINGTON, DC – More than 60 leaders in science from academia, government agencies, and professional societies came together recently to address the challenge of sexual and gender-based harassment on campus, in the field,…

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Share Your Photos with ESWN!

Jul 22, 2016

ESWN now has a Flickr group, with the goal of building a cool image archive for our shared use, outreach, and fundraising activities (with credit of course!). We are inviting you to contribute not just photos, but also plots, images, model simulations, and more! Each post should show an image related to science, accompanied by a first-person…

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ESWN Leadership Board Meeting at Brown University

Jun 10, 2016

Brown University hosted our ESWN Leadership Board Meeting in May. ESWN contributed to the Young Scholars Conference, which was a professional development workshop designed for senior graduate students and postdocs who are interested in an academic career in the sciences (especially Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Ecology, Applied Math, and Environmental Engineering). Program…

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ESWN Aims to Raise $20,000 by May 1

Feb 19, 2016

ESWN hopes to jumpstart fundraising for their endowment campaign fund with short-term goals ESWN is well on the way to reaching their May 1 donation goals! Over $3,400 has already been raised with contributions from more than 40 members. This brings the organization 15 percent of the way toward their goal of raising $20,000 from…

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AGU From the Prow: Sexual Harassment and the Scientific Community

Feb 4, 2016

22 January 2016 Posted by Joan Buhrman By Margaret Leinen, President, American Geophysical Union, Eric Davidson, President-elect, American Geophysical Union, and Carol Finn, Past President, American Geophysical Union UPDATE, 29 January 2016: On Thursday, 28 January, an opinion piece titled, “Steps to Building a Zero-Tolerance Culture for Sexual Harassment,” was published on Eos.org. The piece, authored by…

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Steps to Building a No-Tolerance Culture for Sexual Harassment

Feb 4, 2016

By Erika Marín-Spiotta, Blair Schneider, and Mary Anne Holmes 28 January 2016 Published in EOS doi:10.1029/2016EO044859 The American Geophysical Union can lead the way in building an environment where sexual and other types of harassment have no place.   In the past 2 weeks, two new egregious cases of professors sexually harassing students—and getting away…

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Taking Ownership of Your Mentoring

Jan 4, 2016

The Mentoring Continuum: From Graduate School Through Tenure, recently published, contains contributions from a variety of sources including a chapter: Taking Ownership of Your Mentoring: Lessons learned from participating in the Earth Science Women’s Network written by Mirjam Glessmer, Manda Adams, Meredith Hastings & Rebecca Barnes. We used lessons learned through ESWN activities – in particular the…

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